A widower’s heartbreaking appeal for the last photo of his wife before she died

May 17, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

A widower’s heartbreaking appeal for the last photo of his wife before she died

May 17, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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A widower in the UK is appealing to help find the stranger who shot the last photo of him and his wife together before she died. BBC News reports that Alan Write and his wife visited Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Cranbrook, Kent, England in September 2015.

During the visit a man they spoke to took their photograph in the gardens. Three months later, Mrs write passed away. Alan told National Trust magazine that this would have been the last photograph ever taken of her. National trust tweeted a photo of the letter from the magazine, which has since been retweeted more than 2,500 times.

His letter to the magazine reads…

On a trip to Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, during September 2015, my wife and I spoke to a couple of fellow visitors. The gentleman then asked to take a photo of us sitting in one of the gardens.

My wife sadly passed away about three months later, and I have realised that this would have been the last photo ever taken of her. I would dearly love to obtain a copy. Could you publish an appeal in the members’ magazine? It would mean so much to me.

– Alan Wright, Kent

A sad tale, and a hearbreaking plea. While the chances of finding the mystery photographer may be slim, I certainly hope they find each other. As word spreads, and the story is shared, the chances of that happening increase. Best of luck, Alan!

[via BBC]

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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